Lost & Found Pets/Public Services

Nail Clipping

Can you hear every footstep your dog takes across a hardwood or tile floor? Have you noticed scratch marks on your furniture from your cat? If so, it’s time to clip their nails!

LRHS offers nail clipping services. Please call ahead to make a nail clipping appointment for your dog or cat. The cost is $12 per pet.

Low Cost Pet Carrier Sales

Whether you need a pet carrier for travel or are interested in crate training your dog, LRHS can help! Stop by our location at to purchase affordable pet carriers and crates. Small-med. cat and dog carriers/crates, lightly used: $10 each, large crates $25

Pet Food Pantry

When LRHS receives pet food/supply donations that we can’t use, we donate them to local food pantries. LRHS donates pet food and supplies to the Life Ministries Food Pantry #569-0202, the Wakefield Food Pantry # 522-3094 and the Agape Ministries Food Pantry #539-4456. Should you or a friend require free pet food, litter, supplies please call LRHS #539-1077 or your local food pantry, we are here to help!


Humane Trap Rental Program

If you are having an issue with unwanted critters, remove them the humane way with a humane trap. LRHS offers free rental of humane live animal traps that are durable, safe, and effective.

Please contact LRHS ahead of time to ensure we have a trap available. $50 refundable deposit required.

Lost & Found Pets

Should your pet go missing, call LRHS and your local Police Departments to report them missing. Ask neighbors, hang flyers and put out some food and clothes with your scent to help guide them back.

When you contact LRHS we will record your information in our Lost & Found binder and, with your permission, will post a photo of your pet along with your contact information to our Facebook Page in order to reach more people. Many people are reunited with their pets thanks to Facebook. To view missing or found pet reports, scroll though our Facebook page here.

Granite State Dog Recovery is another wonderful resource that helps reunite lost pets with their owners by creating flyers and broadcasting them online.

To retrieve a lost pet from LRHS owners must first provide: proof of rabies vaccination, town dog license, drivers license and payment in full. Checks are not accepted for re-claims.

Kenneling & Processing Fees:

  • $45 intake fee for the 1st day
  • $17 per day for a dog
  • $10 per day for a cat

If your pet was brought into LRHS by Animal Control, they may charge you an additional fine. LRHS is required to collect town fines before releasing a pet.

If after 7 days, an owner has not reclaimed their pet, it is considered Abandonment by the State of NH. If deemed abandoned, the pet will be fully vetted and re-homed by LRHS.

Be proactive – keep your contact information on your pet at all times to avoid a trip to the shelter!

Whether you choose a custom tag or embroidered collar, your pet should be wearing your name and phone number so that if a stranger or police officer finds your pet, they can contact you directly.

I found a stray animal, what should I do?

Strays animals can be unpredictable by nature and are often afraid. This can lead to sporadic or dangerous behaviors. Should you happen to find a stray dog contact your local Police Department immediately. Animals can transfer fleas, mites, mange, worms, etc. to you and your pets. Whenever possible, allow a police professional to handle strays. If called, an officer will bring a stray to the safety of LRHS for you.

If you come across a cat that you think is a stray:

  • If you live in the town of Wolfeboro, call your local Police Department and they will catch and transport the cat to LRHS.
  • Talk to your neighbors to see if anyone owns the cat or has information on the cat.
  • If no owner is found, contact LRHS and we will direct you to the best course of action based on your unique observations. Some cats are friendly but others can be more difficult and my require trapping.bissle-lost-pet-logo